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Fast Facts for Medical Assistants in Washington

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Mount Vernon, Wenatchee and Olympia
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Seattle, Bellingham and Kennewick
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane

Salaries for Medical Assistants in Washington

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia

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Programs
  • Medical Assisting
  • BS in Health and Wellness
  • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
  • Flexible, online and on-campus program available.
  • Capstone projects and clinical practicums that can help prepare students for more career opportunities.
  • Students learn from instructors with experience in the health care field.
  • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness, Master of Health Care Administration, and more.
Programs
  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Certificate - Dental Assisting
  • Offers a program that translates work and military experience into college credit, transfers in credit from other college programs, and offers the flexibility of day, evening and online coursework.
  • Provides in-person tutoring, IT support, access to library resources, and job placement assistant for graduates.
  • Features a new blended-learning curriculum, which involves a mix of campus and online courses.
  • Has 11 campuses across Southern California, Washington, and Alaska, and online courses with campus support. 
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Programs
  • Master of Public Health
  • Earn your Master of Public Health Online from GW in 12 months.
  • GRE waivers available for qualified applicants.
  • Advance your career in a range of industries, including epidemiology, public health and biostatistics.
Programs
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • B.S. in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
  • Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
  • Colangelo College of Business: Features more than 25 programs from the bachelor through the master's level, including several high-demand MBA programs and an accelerated accounting degree.
  • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions: Rich 25-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs, including an RN to BSN program & master's in nursing degrees.
  • College of Education: Whether you are looking to start or advance your career as a teacher or administrator, GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s in education degrees in key areas.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Provides a job focused education and features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.
  • Does something else interest you? GCU also offers programs in Doctoral Studies; Theology; Science, Engineering & Technology; and Fine Arts & Production. Speak with an enrollment counselor today!
Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
  • Ranked among the Best Grad Schools for Physician Assistants in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Dedicated to delivering quality education and personalized attention to students since 1899.
  • Provides a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services.
  • Offers counseling services and a 24/7 crisis hotline to students at no extra charge.
  • Gives students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.
Programs
  • MSN: Nursing Education Specialization
  • MSN: Nursing Administrator
  • RN-BSN Degree

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The University of Saint Mary is a Catholic institution in Leavenworth, Kansas, that has been educating students since 1923. Guided by the vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, USM seeks to inspire students and to prepare them for value-centered lives and careers that will benefit our global society.

Programs
  • MBA - Healthcare Management

Since 1888, The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs. You can choose one of five graduate degree programs from a selective institution ranked among the Top 10 Universities in the North and Top 20 Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

 

The online, master’s degree curriculum is taught by highly credentialed faculty and reflects the same rigorous academic standards as the on-campus programs. Nearly all of The University of Scranton’s instructional faculty hold doctoral or other terminal degrees in their fields – so you can excel in yours.

Programs
  • Online Master of Health Administration

Regis is a leading Catholic university in greater Boston with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the arts, sciences and health professions devoted to engage, serve and advance in a global community. Founded in 1927, and as a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health care that are designed for the future of the field.

Programs
  • BA in Gerontology
  • Earn your degree online from Ashford University!
  • Choose from Undergraduate and Graduate classes
  • Business, Health Care, Psychology and Liberal Arts programs to choose from
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More Washington Medical Assistant Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Moses Lake
Associate
1,893
Centralia
Associate
3,652
Vancouver
Associate
9,705
Lakewood
Associate
9,829
Pasco
Associate
6,393
Everett
Associate
7,674
Des Moines
Associate
5,859
Kirkland
Associate
3,996
Longview
Associate
3,348
Bremerton
Bachelor
6,623
Port Angeles
Bachelor
3,180
Renton
Associate
290
Seattle
Associate
357
Renton
Associate
4,915
Seattle
Associate
5,856
Mount Vernon
Associate
5,727
Olympia
Associate
4,947
Spokane
Associate
6,961
Wenatchee
Associate
3,150
Bellingham
Associate
4,127
Yakima
Associate
4,354

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Medical Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Washington. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Medical Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Medical Assistants relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bremerton 410 $36,380
Silverdale 410 $36,380
Bellingham 500 $37,360
Longview 140 $36,190
Kennewick 520 $32,370
Richland 520 $32,370
Mount Vernon 250 $37,240
Anacortes 250 $37,240
Olympia 410 $36,970
Tumwater 410 $36,970
Seattle 6940 $39,370
Tacoma 6940 $39,370
Bellevue 6940 $39,370
Spokane 1170 $35,120
Spokane Valley 1170 $35,120
Walla Walla 130 $30,630
Wenatchee 400 $35,860
Yakima 560 $33,040

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